Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
  
Discussion Forum
:

Should I traid Mag. for Distributor????

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author 
Jason

02-26-2002 19:07:28




Report to Moderator


I got a offer the other day. A Guy said he would give me a distributor for my Mag. I would like to try out those new electronic ignitions and thought this would be a good idea. Would I loose any power by getting rid of the Mag?? Is there a reason why this guy likes Mag's over distributors so much?? Would I regret this trade? Would like to hear some of your coments. Thank you in advance!!

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
Old Hand

02-27-2002 17:25:46




Report to Moderator
 Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to Jason, 02-26-2002 19:07:28  
While the magneto certainly has its advantages I am going to differ and recomend distribitor. I have always found them simpler and easier to maintain. IH saw a reason to discontinue magnetos 50 years ago might have been distribitor was cheaper. Just my opinion.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Haas

02-27-2002 06:07:22




Report to Moderator
 Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to Jason, 02-26-2002 19:07:28  
Your post at the bottom says you are using an external coil with your mag. That means you don't have a magneto anymore, but rather a battery ignition that is using the distributor on the magneto. In that case, you might as well trade and get the battery ignition distributor. That is unless you want to repair the magneto and use it as it was intended. I have one tractor with a battery ignition and two with magnetos. I agree with the others, if you have a working magneto, keep it. If my magnetos go bad, I would fix them and keep them. You don't need a battery to run the tractor. Neither of my two tractors with magnetos ever quit running because the battery went dead. Not so for the one with the battery ignition.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Jon with an M

02-27-2002 05:45:59




Report to Moderator
 Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to Jason, 02-26-2002 19:07:28  
I am converting my 41' M's battery ignition to mag. I prefer the mag because it will work without the battery. With a good tune up Dad's 44' H starts in 3 to 4 cranks and occasionaly on the 2nd crank!

Of course if this is not your concern just Go for it, I would suggest you keep your mag, you may want to go back. You can always go back...

Enjoy
Jon M



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Bob /Ont.

02-26-2002 20:46:11




Report to Moderator
 Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to Jason, 02-26-2002 19:07:28  
No Way. Keep the mag. If you have to crank start there's no comparison.
Bob



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Baggsy's Wife

02-26-2002 20:25:44




Report to Moderator
 Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to Jason, 02-26-2002 19:07:28  
Just my opinion here, but I think a good mag is far better than a distributor ignition. You wanna see spark problems, go over to the 8N board. First thing you see over there is whenever anything goes awry, replace points, plugs, condenser, wires, cap, etc...best example is what did the old aircraft use even when distributor ignition became common??? Magnetos!



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Aircraft use Mags

02-27-2002 18:31:43




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to Baggsy's Wife, 02-26-2002 20:25:44  
even right now new small aircraft still use mags. Call Cessna dealer.. that's proof that when the best is needed, a mag is used. r.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Glenn(WV)

02-27-2002 05:43:16




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to Baggsy's Wife, 02-26-2002 20:25:44  
There are a large number of race cars that still use mags - most notably sprint cars, which are push-started . . .



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
aaron

02-26-2002 19:15:10




Report to Moderator
 Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to Jason, 02-26-2002 19:07:28  
Unless you are running lights, radios or whatever on your old tractor a mag is fine.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
steve

02-26-2002 19:37:25




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to aaron, 02-26-2002 19:15:10  
a mag fires itself. a distributor needs a battery to make the spark happen. there is nothing wrong with either as long as they are working. A mag is actually a good idea. You can run the tractor without battery if needed. If i had either, i would not trade, if it was working. I presently have a mag on an AC B and would not trade for anything.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Jason

02-27-2002 04:38:04




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Re: Should I traid Mag. for Distributor???? in reply to steve, 02-26-2002 19:37:25  
Mine doesn't make its own spark. If I take the battery cables of the tractor it stops running. I replaced the originial coil with a external one. Basically I think it is acting as a distributor.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Today's Featured Article - ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: Front hydraulic pump for loader .. drives off tractor front. Mount bracket included. Greisen brand which is my favorite brand for hydraulic controls. This is use some, then removed and stored inside for several years. Can ship send along your zip for rate. thanks [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy

Binary file (standard input) matches